The Power Of A Plan

You may hear a lot about planning for your life and career. Yes, there are a lot of generalities, advice and platitudes out there. If you have let them slip by, take another look. Planning is well worth your effort and time. What does a plan do for you? It focuses your attention, sets your priorities and requires that you think about what you want your career and life to be.

Compare the differences between having a plan and not having one. Which looks better to you? Granted, without a plan you may feel you have more freedom, but planning is about creating freedom by defining the life you want to live and how you can get there.

Do you have a plan for your life and career? If not, try creating one. It can be short or long-term. Tie it to your dreams and aspirations and you’ll be on your way!


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How Are You Doing?

It is worthwhile periodically to assess where you are and where you are going. How are you doing right now? Are your life and work going in the direction you want them to be going in? Are things going well or are there aspects that could be better?

Take a moment today to look at your life and work in terms of being where you want to be. Make any course corrections you need to. You are the navigator of your life, no one else is. Steer your ship where you want it to go.

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Are You Where You Want To Be?

2017 is underway, are you? It is always a good idea to assess where you are in relation to where you want to be. Doing so, allows you to plan your moves accordingly.

Here are a few questions to ask yourself:

• Since the start of the year, have you been fulfilled in your work?

• What types of emotions have dominated your time at work?

• Have you been appreciated and challenged in your work?

• Is there something you want to change regarding your work?

Being proactive and keeping yourself going in a direction of your choosing prevents your being a victim of circumstance. Be an advocate for your best interests and you will get where you want to be.


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What Are You Beginning?

arrowsgeraltpixabayAt the start of the new year, are you proactive or reactive? You have a choice – to actively begin the year the way you want it to be or to let the new year take you on a ride that is determined by what happens to you.

What are you beginning this year? What dreams are you moving closer to? What skills are you enhancing? What changes are you preparing for?

Better to set your direction, than to drift without aim. Make 2016 a year of your choosing!



What Is Your Purpose?

acornPurpose: the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.

Recently, someone said to me that they really don’t relate when someone suggests they find their purpose. This comment gave me pause. I often use that phrase; that our life’s journey is to find our purpose. Perhaps it comes down to the reason you exist. On one level, it is about the life you create. Do you have a stated purpose for your life? Have you consciously created a direction for your life with a certain aim in mind? Or, has life just happened to you?

You have unique gifts and you can create your life around them. Maybe that’s how you find your purpose – living the life you truly want to live and using your gifts. What calls you?


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